Local consolidative therapy for oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer

Pamela P. Samson, Matthew B. Spraker, Shahed N. Badiyan, Gregory Vlacich, Clifford G. Robinson, Aadel A. Chaudhuri

Abstract

The concept of local consolidative therapy (LCT) for oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using radiation therapy and/or surgical resection has been present for approximately two decades (1-3). However, data supporting this approach has evolved from single-institution retrospective series (which can be influenced by selection bias) to multi-institutional randomized studies.